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A friend, 25 years old, studying at university, has fears

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A friend, 25 years old, studying at university, has fears that he is being followed all the time and perhaps the Police will suddenly arrest him. Although there is no known cause for this to happen. Is this a frequent illness for students working hard?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

no, this is not a frequent illness

this sounds like it could be a type of mental illness he has.

this symptom is called paranoia and can be in patients who have severe depression or schizophrenia or severe anxiety disorder.

your friend needs to see a doctor or psychiatrist or one of the health workers at the school health clinic to be evaluated for these paranoia symptoms.

he may need medication or psychotherapy treatment to help his symptoms.

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